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The Trouble with Smart Contracts

What are smart contracts? By James O'Connell, Commercial Solicitor Smart contracts are software. They are written to automate agreed...

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By Beth Gale, Solicitor Christian Louboutin used his assistant’s red nail varnish to paint the sole of a pair of shoes in 1992...

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Filing Bankruptcy Petitions in the High Court

As a general rule a bankruptcy petition should be presented to the appropriate court closest to the debtor’s home or place of business....

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Special Administration Regime for Insolvent Housing Associations

In the normal course of events when a company becomes insolvent it will be placed into an insolvency regime where the office holder...

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The pitfalls of petitioning

Whenever a creditor seeks to issue a petition against a debtor it is not unusual for the issue of how to deal with an offer to settle...

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Council Tax Liability Orders and Bankruptcy Proceedings

The High Court has recently confirmed that the hearing of a bankruptcy petition is not the correct venue to raise a challenge to liability. Under...

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